When Stars Collide: A Neutron Star Death Spiral

We were asked by the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research In Astrophysics (CIERA) team at Northwestern to create a media gallery that would chronicle their monumental achievement in astrophysics – the first ever gravitational wave detection of a neutron star merger.  In this video, the team relives the moments of discovery, explains the mysteries that have been solved, and describes groundbreaking implications behind this fascinating scientific phenomenon.